Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Couture corner: The King of Print

Love him or hate him Roberto Cavalli is one of the leading and fascinating craftsmen to hail from the fashion and style crazy land of Italy. Cavalli was born in Florence the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany a city also known as the city of renaissance.

The charismatic designer is well known for his detailed exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for denims which are now a standard style for many jean manufacturers, proving that his elegant style is influential. At age 30 he showcased his first RobertoCavalli collection at the Salon for Pret-a-Porter in Paris and then brought his garments to the catwalks of the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti to his beloved city of Florence.

Passion and vision allowed “the king of print” to do works for the likes of Hermes and Pierre Cardin, and in the early 70s Cavalli opened his first boutique in St. Tropez on the French Rivera then followed by others in Venice and a whole host of boutiques across the globe.

The Roberto Cavalli brand caters for both Men and Women, with product categories ranging from clothing, accessories, bags, fragrance, jewelry and watches, shoes, swimwear and Lingerie and as well as underwear.
Being the grandson of Giuseppe Rossi who was a member of the Macchiaioli movement whose work is exhibited in the Uffizi Gallery must have somehow inspired Cavalli to be the kind of designer that he is…

Ashley Mokwena

No comments:

Post a Comment